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Published April 23rd 2013
Which ten newly released games are in the chart this week?
1. Injustice: Gods Among Us - DC Comics' greatest super heroes and villains clash in Injustice: Gods Among Us for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U. Developed by the makers of Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us tells an original story set in a world where the lines between good and evil have become blurred. Split into several chapters and filled with one-on-one matches, you'll switch between different heroes and villains, each with their own strengths, fighting styles and powers. Plus there's the online "King of the Hill" mode for eight fighters to take turns fighting and spectating in the ultimate battle!
2. Fire Emblem: Awakening - In Fire Emblem Awakening, for 3DS, you will command an army of soldiers in a series of epic battles of turn-based strategy. Along the way you will develop relationship with your team, using their unique abilities on the battlefield to achieve victory and advance the story.
3. Bioshock Infinite - Bioshock Infinite for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC expands the Bioshock world and takes you to Columbia, a floating American city designed as a travelling Utopia. But this symbol of national pride has become a dark bogeyman of nationalist oppression.
4. Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon - Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon marks Luigi's first solo outing on the Nintendo 3DS in the sequel to the 2002 smash hit GameCube title that saw Luigi step out of Mario's shadow and into the limelight.
5. Gears of War Judgment - Go back before the war in Gears of War: Judgment, only for Xbox 360. Taking place before the events of the Gears of War trilogy, Judgment follows series favourites Damon Baird and Augustus 'Cole Train' Cole in the days immediately following Emergence Day. In one of the most important periods of Gears history, you must lead Kilo Squad and save Halvo Bay from a seemingly unstoppable Locust menace.
6. Tomb Raider - Discover the origins of one of gaming's biggest icons in Tomb Raider for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Tomb Raider tells the story of young Lara Croft, fresh out of the academy and shipwrecked when an archaeological expedition goes more than awry. What follows is an emotional tale of mystery, exploration and survival as Lara is forced to do what she must to stay alive against all odds on a mysterious island fraught with danger.
7. Defiance - The worlds of TV and gaming collide in the groundbreaking third person shooter Defiance for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Defiance the game has been created in tandem with the hit new TV show (Tuesdays at 9pm on SyFy), and where the actions of one can impact what happens in the other. Set in a future where humans and aliens live together on an Earth transformed by years of conflict, Defiance sees you join the waves of survivors competing for the best alien technology.
8. God of War: Ascension - Kratos returns to PlayStation 3 in God of War: Ascension. Set before the events of the original God of War games, this is the story of Kratos' legendary quest for freedom, and his ascension from man to god. The high-impact action gameplay returns as Kratos battles his enemies, aided by revamped combat and weapons, new puzzles and mini-games, and dynamic graphics.
9. LEGO City: Undercover - Take to the streets of LEGO City in the all-new crime caper LEGO City Undercover for Wii U. LEGO City Undercover sees you take the role of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with a range of clever disguises and other cool-crime fighting skills. Your mission – to end the fiendish crime wave led by the dastardly Rex Fury.
10. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel - Get ready to go south of the border in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The legendary tactical co-op shooter series returns with a new mission to stop a deadly Mexican Drug Cartel. An intense co-op experience, the missions in The Devil's Cartel reward both individual skills and use of teamwork as you fight your way through this vicious drug war.